This was twice as expensive as other places I stayed in in Mexico during my two and a half weeks. We had to be moved upstairs as the room down stairs smelled damp and musty but after that was done quickly and efficiently, there were no problems and it was not unlike staying in a Holiday Inn anywhere in the world, apart from the look of the place - a converted former convent. It was not in the best part of town. We were there for Carneval and it was ideally located for that, which started and finished close to the Zocalo with much of the action also nearby. It felt safe enough, but I doubt if it had the relaxed feel of some of the holiday places further towards Boca del Rio. Nonethless, as a courtyard style building, with the courtyard having been converted into a pool and garden, it was extremely quiet and successfully shut out the outside world to the extent we could have been anywhere in the tropics. The hotel has a branch of Gran Cafe de la Parroquia (one of the city's well-established coffee halls) for food etc, which is pricey by Mexican standards but reasonable and comparative with other four-star hotel restaurants. I'm not a fan of chain hotels but if you are looking for something with international standards and a reasonable amount of atmosphere, quiet and within spitting distance of the Zocalo, this may be your best bet. If you are after higher standards, you might be better looking at the clones further towards Boca del Rio.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- HOLIDAY INN VERACRUZ-CENTRO HISTORICO, offers excelent services and facilities. Its unique location in the historical Center of Veracruz Port, 10 Km from World Trade Center. Only 3 minutes walking to the principal atraction in Down Town. Also we offer the following services and facilities:* 41 rooms, *4 Suites, * Medical Service * Restaurant 'La Estancia de Boca de Veracruz'* Business Center* Babysitter Service* * Air Conditioning* Safe-deposit box in the room * 2 conventions rooms * Free outdoor parking * TV Satellite Antenna * Laundry and dry cleaning serv. *Gym *Outdoor pool, Room Service. ... more less
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